Investing in children's health: what are the economic benefits?

  title={Investing in children's health: what are the economic benefits?},
  author={Paolo Carlo Belli and Flavia Bustreo and Alexander S. Preker},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={83 10},
This paper argues that investing in children's health is a sound economic decision for governments to take, even if the moral justifications for such programmes are not considered. The paper also outlines dimensions that are often neglected when public investment decisions are taken. The conclusion that can be drawn from the literature studying the relationship between children's health and the economy is that children's health is a potentially valuable economic investment. The literature shows… CONTINUE READING